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The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture : Cambridge Companions to Literature - Zygmunt G. Bara'nski

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture

Cambridge Companions to Literature

By: Zygmunt G. Bara'nski (Editor), Rebecca J. West (Editor)

Paperback Published: 26th November 2001
ISBN: 9780521559829
Number Of Pages: 392

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This book provides a comprehensive account of the culture of modern Italy. Specially-commissioned essays by leading specialists focus on a wide range of political, historical and cultural questions. The volume provides information and analysis on such topics as regionalism, language, social and political cultures, the Church, feminism, organized crime, literature, art, the mass media, and music. Each essay contains suggestions for further reading on the topics covered. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture is an invaluable source of materials for courses on all aspects of modern Italy.

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'... the twenty distinguished contributors to this book have done a splendid job in tackling a difficult and elusive phenomenon.' Modern Italy

Chronology of events
Introducing modern Italian culture
The notion of Italy
Social and political cultures in Italy 1860 to the present day
Questions of language
Intellectuals, culture and power in modern Italy
Socialism, Communism and other 'isms'
Other voices: contesting the status quo
Searching for new languages: modern Italian poetry
Drama: realism, identity and reality on stage
Italian cinema
Art in modern Italy: from the Macchiaioli to the Transvanguardia
A modern identity for a new nation: design in Italy after 1860 Penny Sparke: Fashion: narration and nation
The media
Since Verdi: Italian music 1860-1995
Folk music and popular song from the nineteenth century to the 1990s
Epilogue: Italian culture or multiculture in the new millennium
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ISBN: 9780521559829
ISBN-10: 0521559820
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 26th November 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61